SOURCE: SIE Computing Solutions

SIE Computing Solutions

January 12, 2010 08:30 ET

SIE Computing Solutions Strengthens Electronic Packaging Industry Leadership in 2009

Company Introduces New Products for Rugged Environments and Expands International Market Reach

BROCKTON, MA--(Marketwire - January 12, 2010) - SIE Computing Solutions Inc., a provider of rugged electronic packaging solutions for mission-critical embedded computing platforms deployed in harsh environments, today announced several major milestones that marked the company's continued growth in 2009.

In April 2009, the company, formerly Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions, announced that it was acquired by privately-held embedded computing company S.I.E. AG. The integration of the new SIE Computing Solutions into S.I.E. AG allows the company to offer the industry's broadest array of embedded solutions for a wide range of applications, and further expands its worldwide opportunities for growth.

SIE Computing Solutions has an almost 40-year history of bringing computing solutions to complex, highly demanding environments such as those of extreme temperatures, humidity, dust, sand, vibration, weight, etc. SIE technology has been used in high-profile military programs such as JLTV, Patriot Missile program, Sea Sparrow missile program and the DDG-51 upgrade program. The company also continues to win large industrial oil and gas exploration, medical, and emerging technology applications such as supplying technology solutions for wire line logging machines used to control the tools and log data to optimize oil, gas, and natural gas field production and providing embedded computing solutions for the systems used to run high-performance MRI machines.

"We are fortunate that the trend of outsourcing by world-class organizations in order to help reduce costs and mitigate risks matches well with SIE's core competencies, which ultimately enabled our organization to experience a strong year of financial performance and new product development," said Chris Boutilier, president of SIE Computing Solutions. "In 2010, we look forward to continuing to serve as the trusted partner for supplying high-performance embedded computing solutions used by the world's most advanced and demanding customers in mission-critical deployments."

SIE continued new product development of its rugged line in 2009 with enhanced versions of the ATR 700 Series, including unique frame designs for maximum heat dissipation in the 716 Conduction Cooled and 717 Air-Over Conduction Cooled ATRs, and the introduction of the brand new 720 Series Liquid Cooled ATR. The latest addition to the Series, the 720 meets the cooling requirements of today's high thermal load systems that cannot be satisfied by convection and conduction cooling alone, such as those based on VPX technology and other platforms. It is designed to utilize a variety of fluids for thermal cooling and features conducting walls that allow for front or rear fluid access.

Expanding this commitment to VPX, SIE also introduced the 5-slot I/O PLUS 3U VPX Full Mesh Backplane, designed for a wide array of applications and capable of delivering over 200 watts of power per VPX slot to provide high-bandwidth in a compact size. I/O PLUS provides greater I/O flexibility through an innovative use of interchangeable I/O daughter cards to reduce the need for custom backplanes for each application, and makes it ideal for deployment in aerospace and vetronic military applications in the small 3U form factor. The product was named an Editor's Choice Product Award winner by VME & Critical Systems in its December 2009 Special OpenVPX supplement section issue.

2009 also brought international growth and expansion for SIE Computing Solutions. In April, the company signed an agreement with ACAL Microsystems of Berkshire, England to act as the company's exclusive UK sales partner. A division of ACAL Technology, ACAL Microsystems has over 20 years of experience supplying embedded and bus-based computer products to UK OEMs and system integrators in the avionics, broadcast, communications, defense, industrial, medical, and transport industries. ACAL Microsystems specializes in solutions based on standard architectures/busses, including VME, VPX, PCI, cPCI, xTCA, PC104 and others.

To further the company's growth in the UK, SIE hired industry veteran Ian Day to assist in business development pursuits in the country, as well as to act as a consultant to SIE Computing Solutions' world-class engineering teams on standard ATR, VPX and new technology products. Day brings over 30 years of technology experience in designing enclosures for severe environments. Prior to SIE, Day served as the head of R&D for Elma UK, the European Centre for Severe System Products. He also worked on the British Military VME program where he designed, developed, and qualified all severe environment enclosures, including Mil Spec power supplies, backplanes, and air-cooled and conduction-cooled enclosures for the military and industrial markets.

SIE Computing Solutions is dedicated to ensuring the delivery of consistently high quality products. In 2009, its facilities were upgraded to the ISO 9001/2008 standard and are also ISO14001/2004 certified.

About SIE Computing Solutions

SIE Computing Solutions, Inc. specializes in rugged electronic packaging solutions for mission-critical embedded computing platforms deployed in harsh environments. With deep engineering expertise addressing the challenges in thermal design, signal integrity, complex interconnection and power management technologies, SIE provides enclosures, backplanes, system integration and custom engineering solutions for VME, VPX, CompactPCI, xTCA, small form factors and more. As a preferred vendor to the world's largest defense and industrial companies, SIE customers leverage best-in-class processes from initial concepts, design and development, prototypes, certifications and production.

Founded in 1971, SIE Computing Solutions' organization is vertically integrated and serves the military, transportation, oil & gas exploration, medical, telecommunications and other industrial/emerging markets. SIE Computing Solutions' facilities are ISO 9001/2008 and ISO14001/2004 certified to ensure the delivery of consistently high quality products. Based in Brockton, Massachusetts, SIE Computing Solutions is a wholly-owned subsidiary of S.I.E. AG, a privately-held embedded computing company. For more information on SIE Computing Solutions, visit www.sie-computing.com, call 1.800.926.8722, or email pr@sie-cs.com.

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